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Old August 9th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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LEICESTER | General development discussion thread

This thread is to discuss the 'other' Leicester developments, such as those that are not in the city centre, smaller projects, student accommodation, not included in the masteplan, etc.

Please do not include major proposals/schemes or projects with their own threads on this thread
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I think threads like this will really take live away from your main thread?
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Spa building development, Queen Street

I'm going to start with the the proposed new apartments on Queen Street, to be built behind the Athena in the Cultural Quarter.

Permission has now been granted to demolish the existing 'Spa buildings' on the site, though no decision has yet been given about the actul building itself.

A seperate thread has been created for this now
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I think threads like this will really take live away from your main thread?
Not really as this is for the many other little schemes that are dotted around the city and not included in the masterplan.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #5
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There's also been a new planning application added for 118 new apartments in a new building on the corner of Queen Street and St George Street (Architects are 'The Design Buro'):

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20071525

There are no planning documents as yet, though.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #6
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I'm going to start with the the proposed new apartments on Queen Street, to be built behind the Athena in the Cultural Quarter.

Permission has now been granted to demolish the existing 'Spa buildings' on the site, though no decision has yet been given about the actul building itself.

The scheme will include apartments, retail and a restaurant/bar:

Source: LCC planning application no: 20070933
Surely this warrants a new thread. It is a big scheme.
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I can't picture where this is???
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I can't picture where this is???
The back of the Athena is on the right-hand side of the picture, so think opposite the Leicester PAC is Athena. The apartments are behind that.
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I was looking for an image of Silver Arcade and found this. Looks a lot like our Silver Arcade. Anybody got any ideas?

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Old August 10th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #10
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Rs06 – Great Idea to start this thread.

I was going to set it up this weekend, but you beat me to it!

I felt that there was nowhere on the EMSF to discuss Leicester topics which either wern't major or where non-building related.

It has become obvious that posting on the EM skybar only promots city rivalry.
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I was looking for an image of Silver Arcade and found this. Looks a lot like our Silver Arcade. Anybody got any ideas?


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That was the render for Lukegate when they wanted to turn the building into one large store. However, due to the issue over the shop fronts and disabled access the plans were shelved a few years ago.


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Rs06 – Great Idea to start this thread.

I was going to set it up this weekend, but you beat me to it!

I felt that there was nowhere on the EMSF to discuss Leicester topics which either wern't major or where non-building related.

It has become obvious that posting on the EM skybar only promots city rivalry.
Sorry about beating you to it - I really wanted to include the Queen Street building somewhere.
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Surely this warrants a new thread. It is a big scheme.
I've taken your advice and created a seperate thread for the new Queen Street scheme.
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The building on the corner of St Nicholas Place and Highcross Street (with the corner cafe, really old book shop and taxi office) is to be converted into a hotel. This application was approved and was put forward by the same person who has permission to covert the former Norwich Union building into a hotel on Halford Street:

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20060644
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Another develeopment on Granby Street/Calais Hill to convert the Fox and tiger pub and add a new 5 storey apartment block:

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20071056

Decision yet to be made.


Conditional approval is also given to a six storey apartment block on Dover Street:
http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20070686
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Apartment scheme on Great Central Street/Highcross Street granted conditional approval last year for an apartment block of three to eight storeys:

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20041445

This was a controversial scheme (if anyone remembers) as the developer didn't want to include affordable housing in his scheme.

As far as I know nothing has happened on the site, apart from site clearance and the demolition of a few factories.
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rs06 - The next time you contact John Nicholls @ LRC can you ask him to add the East Midland sub forum web address to their links page?
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I will do.
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I've sent an email to John Nicholls an email with regards to the subforum.
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Has anyone noticed how the railway station frontage recently-I think it looks really nice now that it has been cleaned up-well partially at the moment.
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Another develeopment on Granby Street/Calais Hill to convert the Fox and tiger pub and add a new 5 storey apartment block:

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20071056

Decision yet to be made.
The decision is a refusal.
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